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Applications to Accept Felony Appointments in Harris County -- Deadline January 24th, 2022 1/3/2022

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Harris County District Courts


Attorneys must apply online by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

The Harris County District Courts Trying Criminal Cases are currently accepting applications through 11:59 pm on Monday, January 24th, 2022 for the following:


Court Appointments to Non-Capital Felony Cases

For attorneys currently not approved for felony appointments in the Harris County District Courts Trying Criminal Cases.         


Reassessment of Court Appointment Level*

            For attorneys currently approved for felony appointments in the Harris County District Courts Trying Criminal
            Cases who wish to have their appointment level reconsidered.


            *Caveat: After reviewing the completed application, the board of judges may:

·         Upgrade applicant’s classification

·         Downgrade applicant’s classification

·         Leave applicant’s classification unchanged or

·         Remove applicant from master list. (See Standards and Procedures 5.7). 



The certification exam is scheduled from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28th, 2022. Please arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. No extended time for those arriving late.

Juvenile Justice Center
1200 Congress 1st Floor Training Room B
Houston TX, 77002
Exam will be held in accordance with Harris County Covid-19 Operating Procedures.



Both applications require the following documents:


·         Recent photo of yourself

·         Most recent MCLE report from the State Bar

·         Any other documents specified in the application

·         Written explanations if you have ever:

o   Been sanctioned by the State Bar Grievance Committee

o   Been sanctioned for failure to appear before a court

o   Admitted, in connection with an official proceeding, to having provided ineffective assistance of counsel

o   Been convicted or placed on deferred adjudication for any offense other than traffic offenses



If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please call the Administrative Office of the District Courts at 832-927-6576 or email FDAMS@Justex.net. 

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